Desktop 3D printers were rolled out to fill in a gap in the realm of 3D printing by giving amateurs robust printers fit for quality home printing. A trend that has been largely attributed to the launch of Anet E10 has caught steam with the launch of many similar ‘inspired’ 3D printers.
The latest in the lineup is the Alfawise U30 – a state-of-the-art portable 3D printer that delivers well on the goal of printing smaller objects with precision and accuracy.
The Alfawise U30 desktop 3D printer is largely an extension of Alfawise’s previous desktop printing model, the U20, that created quite a buzz in the 3D printing [...]
The Ender 3 has been one of the most highly anticipated 3D printer released by popular 3D printer kit manufacturer Creality 3D.
Launched in March 2018, this DIY 3D printer kit is a fine example of what a budget 3D printer must be like. Priced in sub-$200 segments, the Ender 3 sports some high-end features such as a heated bed, Bowden extruder, V-slot wheels, fully extruded aluminum frame and support for both PLA and ABS filaments.
All in all, the Ender 3 3D printer is a device with great value at an economical price point – exactly what Creality 3D is known for.
When you see so many positives in a budget 3D printer, you are [...]
Creality clearly likes its printers big and that’s exactly what its machines found favor for with the 3D printing community across the world.
After the Cartesian-style Creality CR-10, an affordable Creality 3D printer with an impressively large build area, the Chinese manufacturer rolled out an upgrade in form of the Creality 3D CR-10S.
The CR-10S promises to better the 3D printing experience of the popular CR-10 at a slightly steeper price. But does it live up to that promise? Let’s find out:Creality 3D CR-10S Design
The CR-10S imitates its predecessor (Creality CR-10) in terms of its looks and [...]
There is a sense of enigma and an air of uncertainty around the concept of 3D printing because while almost everyone has heard about this cutting-edge technology that lets you print objects in 3-dimension, not many have seen 3D printers up close.
From news of 3D printing finding its way into auto manufacturing and medical research to the promise that someday 3D printers fitted in every home will allow users to create anything from gadgets to food right from scratch, a lot has been written and said about this technique.
If you have been struggling to make sense of that barrage of information, here is [...]
The world of 3D printing can be a confusing place for newbies and amateurs. With so many 3D printing techniques and types of 3D printing machines, there is bound to be confusion.
What is SLA?
How is it different from SLS or SLM?
Which is better?
Which one offers a greater degree of precision?
Which is more cost-effective?
Before moving on to different types of 3D printers, it is imperative to understand the basics of 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing as it known in technical terms.
Additive Manufacturing in an umbrella term used to describe different types of technologies [...]
Not so long ago, 3D printing was synonymous with exorbitant, cutting-edge technology that was accessible to only big corporations, multinational giants, government agencies, and the uber rich.
The common man with a passion for creating had to make do with Legos.
Breaking the mold are machines like the Anet A8 that have not only redefined ‘budget 3D printers’ but also combined great efficiency with affordability.
Of course, the first choice for anyone looking to foray into 3D printing would be a plug and play kind of pre-assembled 3D printer.
While these pack in a great deal of convenience and are ready to get you [...]